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announced initiative. so that it's not just america. it's america is part of a larger nato coalition, which is going to be supportive of success in afghanistan but because it's important that we do succeed in afghanistan. we can't succeed, i believe, without appear significant number of additional combat forces through the other initiatives that i've talked about. and that's what the president need to do is explain why it is that success is important and how we are part of a larger effort in that regard. >> senator, among the anxious people waiting for a decision aren't just republicans, it's the military families and the soldiers themselves who think there may be a surge and they may be de ploying as early as january. so morale wise there is a negative effect of the long process in making a decision here. and it can't come to any surprise from the obama administration that they were going to face an afghanistan decision at some point. is there a time when a decision has to be made on behalf of the morale of the troops? >> i think the troops are incredible. and the troops want the best stra
] . . >> and later a house hearing on the government's role in the bank of america merger in 2008. >> newsmakers is pleased to welcome the chairman of the senate armed services committee, carl levin. we have our correspondents here. rick, let's start with you. >> there's going to be a troop buildup in afghanistan and going to include one element you have been after, increase in trainers and probably include some security forces to try to protect the country. can you tell me about how much numbers you expect the increase will be? >> i don't have a prediction or expectation, but i have a position as to what i think should happen, but i have no way of knowing what the decision is. there have been rumors. but there have been rumors all along here. the focus of the media has been exclusively on a troop number whereas the issue is much broader than that, so there will be many elements in this decision. number one, it may include a troop number, but that number would include, if there is a troop increase, would include trainers, i assume. people who are enablers, people who are involved in logistics if
of the house we are just two steps away from achieving health insurance reform in the america. now the united states senate must follow suit and pass its version of the legislation. i am absolutely confident it will and i look forward to signing comprehensive health insurance reform into law by the end of the year." now, a senior aide says that the president did watch the vote as it happened in the house there from camp david. president obama set to return to the white house from camp david for the afternoon. >> the bill now moves on to the senate where it must also pass if it is to become law. as in the house, senate democrats are having a hard time winning over republican support for the bill. if the senate passes a bill, the senate version must be reconciled with the house bill that passed last night before it can be signed into law. >>> it's going to be a tough day tomorrow for commuters in philadelphia. talks aimed at ending a transit strike broke done last night. bus drivers and subway and trolley operators just walked off the job last tuesday p. the union is demanding an audit to make
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